The Maldivian political landscape is witnessing strategic movements as parties prepare for the upcoming parliamentary elections, with the Jumhooree Party (JP) actively engaging in discussions to form potential coalitions.

JP Secretary General Ahmed Azleen confirmed that the main opposition Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) showed interest in forming a coalition following JP’s outreach. Azleen informed that formal discussions with MDP are yet to be scheduled, but the party has expressed its intention to respond promptly. 

The MDP, currently holding a super-majority in the parliament, has not officially commented on these developments. This potential alliance comes despite JP’s decision not to back MDP’s Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the recent presidential election.

Simultaneously, JP has engaged with the ruling People’s National Congress (PNC), indicating its openness to various political partnerships. A meeting between JP and PNC, attended by senior officials, including President Mohamed Muizzu, discussed collaboration opportunities.

The political scenario is further complicated by the Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM) and PNC’s existing coalition, recently ratified by the PPM Senate. This collaboration persists despite the departure of PPM’s former President Abdulla Yameen, who is in the process of establishing a new political entity, the People’s National Front (PNF).

These alignments and potential alliances are reshaping Maldivian politics, especially in light of recent rifts within major parties. The MDP, for instance, faced internal challenges leading to the formation of a breakaway party, The Democrats, prior to September’s presidential elections.